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The non-retirement of a defeated man: the consequences

When Joni Mitchell said that you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone, I’m sure she was being sincere. Except with Donald Trump, we found out two weeks prior to his departure from office that American Democracy had gotten into a rather perilous place, with the incitement of insurrection and all that. I thought […]

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Trump impeachment: the trial, the team, and the fate of Trumpism

The Trump impeachment trial has gotten off to a start-stop with a two-week wait for proceedings.  But will the trial ultimately perpetuate a state of disunity or unify a divided country in the era of Biden?  On 25 January, the Trump impeachment trial was formally triggered by the walking of the article of impeachment by […]

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Capitol riots: What happened and what happens next?

On the 6th of January 2020, a joint session of the United States Congress sat down to count the electoral college votes. Meanwhile, across the National Mall, President Trump addressed a group of his supporters at a “Save America” rally.  The president told the crowd: “We will never give up. We will never concede” and proceeded […]

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How to bet in 2020: the electoral calculus of impeachment

Conventional political wisdom would dictate that those leaders embroiled in scandal have zero chance of retaining their hold on power. Donald Trump, only the third U.S President to ever be impeached, should be sure to get the boot from voters in November, right? Well, we live in unconventional political times. Impeachment is about more than […]